Your time will come all of you then the hard work will start.
Just be patient, there is nothing else to do but make the most of the time you have left in the UK.
Im sure you will hear very soon. We heard we had a case officer and then were granted the visa a week later. You have had your case officer for a while who will surely just need to check the medicals then give the stamp of approval. You will hear something next week trust me!!!!!! Nd stop whinging LOL.
Originally Posted by Bic
Read your post and just to say we really, really feel for you. Your timescale is very similar to ours and we have also (optimistically) sold our house. We are currently in the process of moving to the inlaws as we are now effectively homeless. We have had TWO case officers since October. The first one was replaced by another one at the beginning of January. Don't know why. Perhaps because I had a baby in January which 'complicated' our visa application. What I'm really tring to say is that having Case Officers has not speeded up our application one iota! We are STILL waiting and feeling really FRUSTRATED! Perhaps you will just get your visa without having a Case Officer. I have heard of this happening.
Jan ’07 – Decided we wanted to go and live in Australia!
Feb ’07 – Teaching skills assessment sent off.
Apr ’07 – Teaching skills approved.
May 21st ’07 – Applied for South Australia sponsorship online.
July 12th ’07 – Received sponsorship from South Australia.
July 20th ’07 – Online visa application sent off.
Oct 30th ’07 – Case officer allocated.
Nov 20th ’07 – Medicals done and police checks sent.
Feb 18th ’08 – Medical done for our new baby.
Awaiting our visa ………………………………………………..
It just seems really bizarre how some people's applications, like your's and our's have taken SO LONG to process. I guess we are the unlucky ones.
Sarah and John
Hey Bic, that could have been me writing your message! We applied back in August and still waiting for a case officer too. I too, like you, are trying not to think about it too much otherwise you end up going stir crazy. My agent was expecting us to have received notification of a CO by now but has now told us that things have grounded to a halt. Great news!! We're still hoping to be in Oz before the years out but getting our visa just seems such a long way off at the mo.
Nevermind, we'll just have to imagine ourselves on that beach for the time being.
Thanks for your reply... you should put on your signature that you started last year, it's helpful for others for sure... and cuts out confusion on your super quick visa!!! Nice one on getting a job already, I hope that I don't get ill in Adelaide and have you as my nurse - just in case you get your own back on me for stating that you could be a whinging pom!!! ;) I just thought that considering your signature timescale it was a little unfair to complain of frustration (I know that you stated other people have been waiting longer etc...) ... I like this site because it is very friendly and supportive, no hard feelings??
I hope you get your visa soon as I do everyone on this site, it is a unique and crazy process for everyone regardless of type of visa/circumstance etc...
Good luck with everything, see you in Adelaide for a scooner :)
Last edited by Amelia&Fred; 08-04-2008 at 01:12 PM.
Hi Amelia and Fred
No hard feelings at all, we haven't updated our signature as we are a bit hazy about the dates when I sent off for nursing registration etc (seems like we have been planning move forever ha ha). hope you hear about your visa soon.
Look foward to the scooner
Visa Granted today wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Congratulations. I told you to trust me didnt I ????
When are you planning on going over???
Hope everything goes smoothly.
When we find someone to rent our house we will book our flights
Aww, Liz and Kris
You must be overjoyed-I know I would be
Do you know where you will be going-staying in the city or further away?